Foundations of Modern Social Theory Course: Professor Iván Szelényi

Another OPEN YALE course (of 25×50 min lectures), this one in sociology, provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis. Writers include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.  The course was taught by Professor Iván Szelényi on campus, twice per week for 50 minutes, in Fall 2009.  The lectures are here enjoy!


One Reply to “Foundations of Modern Social Theory Course: Professor Iván Szelényi”

  1. Enjoy, but take what he says with a grain of salt. When he gives the “background’ on Hobbs, he makes multiple mistakes, even confusing Mary 1 of England with Mary, Queen of Scots. And, unless I am mistaken, Hobbs main work was done well after the Elizabethan era. I stopped listening after this, so I don’t know if his other lectures have as many errors.

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